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Sunman Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 407 students

 

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Posted October 30, 2009

small quiet country school. Sunman Elementary provides great education in ways my kids can relate. They start at kindergarten my reinforcing vocabulary and math skills right off the bat. My daughter is in the 3rd grade and reads at a 5.2 grade level. Sunman Elementary teaches these kids to be well rounded and well mannered young adult.
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Posted January 14, 2008

I have been very satisfied with Sunman's education. Each teacher has been very helpful and wonderful. I feel as if the Principal really respects each teachers qualities and it really shows in the kids. There seems to be many parents helping out and when you see parent involvement it only can help out the whole community.
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Posted May 30, 2007

This is our 2nd year at Sunman Elem. and I love the whole school! The principal, teachers, counselors, the staff in the ofc to the kitchen, to the janitors, the art, music and other programs are excellent! We were extremely blessed to find such a wonderful school and everyone has been so good to my children. I have not one negative thing to say, all is well and when it's time for my children to move up from the school, I know that it will break our hearts to leave. Thank you to all for all your hard work and dedication.
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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 85% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 72%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 1% 4%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A46%
Special education 16%N/A14%
English learners 2%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Cynthia Morton
Fax number
  • (812) 623-4330

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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925 North Meridian Street
Sunman, IN 47041
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Phone: (812) 623-2235

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